Silverton Mountain Tours

Get ready for a unique lift-served ski adventure! Guided skiing and snowboarding at Silverton Mountain is similar to heli-skiing, snow cat skiing, and resort skiing, but really unlike anything else in the country. You will be accessing up to 1,819 acres of backcountry type terrain via chairlift, without the big crowds signature to other ski areas. There are no groomed runs and no cut trails, just loads of nature’s finest black diamond skiing in the U.S.A. During an average guided skiing day, you can expect to get in anywhere from 3-6 runs (roughly 10,000+ vertical) of some of the best terrain in the world. While you can’t be guaranteed top to bottom powder skiing, the snow quality is typically very good.

Each guided skiing group of approximately eight people can expect to hike anywhere from 5 minutes to an hour for each run, although you can also drop straight from the lift. Hiking 15 minutes to an hour allows access to large open bowls and steep, tight chutes. During heavy snowfall, most riding is done in the trees. After each run you will return to the lift by shuttle or foot. Walking for 10 minutes to return to the lift is possible.

In addition to strong skiing ability, Silverton requires and fitness and comfort hiking at elevation (9000+ Feet).  Be aware that if you are significantly holding up the rest of your group hiking or skiing, you may be asked to move to a slower paced group.  If it is determined your fatigue or skill level becomes a safety hazard to yourself or others, you may be asked by your guide to sit out the rest of the day.

Your day starts at Silverton Mountain base area promptly at 8:20am for check-in, a safety talk, and riding. Be sure to arrive at 8:15 if you are renting gear. Groups are formed at the start of each day, so there is no need to inform ahead of time who you’d like to ski with. Groups are created according to self-assessed skill levels (fast, medium, slower) and by grouping of friends.

Arriving early will not get you on the mountain sooner, however, if you arrive late you might miss the first run and may end up with little choice in terms of grouping. You will be able to connect with a group for the following run. If your group arrives late, we will try to keep you together, but we may have to split the group up. If you have reserved a private guide, this does not apply.

Guided Only Season— December- March; Thursdays-Sundays (plus Monday, Presidents’ Day)

Guided Only Skiing— $184. See pricing  page more more info.

North Shore Century

2022 will mark the 37th annual North Shore Century, one of the Chicago regions most popular cycling events.  The event is produced by Evanston Bicycle Club and offers a unique route spanning beautiful neighborhoods, views of unique architectural treasures,  tree-lined streets, Lake Michigan, and flat to rolling countryside between Chicago and Wisconsin.  There are 4 ride lengths starting with the century, the metric century (62 miles), the half Century, and finally the quarter century.  The event offers:

  • Paper and/or digitally downloadable cue sheets and clear pavement markings for all routes
  • Fabulous food – fresh fruit, home made baked goods, PB&Js, bagels, snack bars, Nuun energy drinks – plus something special and unique to each rest stop
  • Mechanical support from a local bike shop at each rest stop
  • Radio-directed SAG vehicles providing mid-ride assistance for emergencies
  • A certificate of completion to impress your friends

The Evanston Bicycle Club will comply with all state and local COVID-19 guidance in effect at the time of the 2021 North Shore Century, including any requirements pertaining to face coverings, maintaining social distancing, and sanitizing.